Good. As you can see, the lowest salary was shown first and the highest salary last. This ascending order of results is performed in SQL by default. If you want to be precise and make things clear, however, you can use the keyword
ASC (short for the ascending order) after the column name:
ORDER BY total_sum ASC;
Adding the keyword
ASC will change nothing, but it will show your intention in a very clear way.
We can also reverse the order and make the greatest values appear first.
ORDER BY total_sum DESC;
As you can see, we've added the word
DESC after the column name, which is short for the descending order. As a result, the highest values in the column
total_sum will be shown first.